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Due to the dangerous weather and hazardous travel conditions, the FAA Public Workshop for the Draft Re-evaluation of the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan at O’Hare Airport scheduled tonight in Niles at White Eagle Banquets will conclude early at 5:00 p.m. The workshop began at 2:00 p.m. and was scheduled to continue until 8:00 p.m. We apologize for ending early, but the safety of residents is our top priority.

Area residents interested in learning more about the impacts of the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet in the Draft Re-Evaluation may still attend the workshops scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday in River Grove and Elmhurst respectively.

Public Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hanging Gardens Banquet Rooms, 8301 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove, Illinois

Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois

You may view the Draft Re-Evaluation and submit comments at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/ifq_re_eval/

For further information or to submit comments via email, mail or fax contact:

Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist

Federal Aviation Administration

Chicago Airports District Office

2300 East Devon Avenue

Des Plaines, IL 60018

FAX: 847-294-7046

email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

FAA has released the Interim Fly Quiet Draft Re-Evaluation Document. View the document here.

The public comment period for the Draft Re-Evaluation document begins today and ends on Wednesday 2/27.

Comments may be submitted online.

In addition, the FAA will hold public workshops in the communities surrounding O’Hare to give residents the opportunity to learn more about the impacts of the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet analyzed and disclosed in the Draft Re-Evaluation. FAA will seek comments from Federal, State, and local entities, and the public on the Draft Re-Evaluation.

Check out the latest news from the ONCC. 

The Fly Quiet Committee met on January 22, 2019. View Packet

The Committee reviewed a runway rotation configuration proposal by Fair Allocation of Runways representative Dan Dwyer. 

CDA Consultants reviewed the operational questions, what had been answered thus far, and what items were still awaiting a response. 

The Fly Quiet Committee Meeting Packet for January 22, 2019 is now available - click here.

The Technical Committee met on January 15, 2019.

FAA staff was not in attendance due to the Federal Government shutdown. The FAA Interim Fly Quiet Draft Re-Evaluation document has been released and is available on the ONCC web site. Public workshops have been scheduled for February 4-7. There is still uncertainty what impact the shutdown will have on the meetings, but ONCC will keep members posted.

CDA staff gave an update on the 311 System. The City is aware of issues with the noise complaint feature of the system and is working closely with the Department of Technology staff to resolve the problems.

CDA staff provided an update on Noise Monitors. Portable noise monitors are available for deployment.

Ryan Anderson of Landrum & Brown gave a presentation: Airport 201. Topics covered included runway geometry, airport signage, navigational aids, airport inspections and more.

The next Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2019.

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission met on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Speaker/Presentation: Illinois Toll Highway Authority Chairman Robert Schillerstrom 

Illinois Toll Highway Authority Chairman Robert Schillerstrom addressed the Commission to provide an update on the Illinois Route 490 project. View Presentation